I received an email today that would have been one of those funny political joke forwards, only that it wasn’t a joke but was absolutely true. A Naperville, IL resident sent a mass email out to his friends that may be interested in getting a conceal carry permit. Here it is (the name has been changed to protect the innocent):
On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Joe wrote:
The Naperville Sportmans Club will be putting on a training program to certify individuals for Illinois permit, below is the information sent to the members of a club. About 15 people have signed up for it, each class can have up to 30 students. This is a excellent opportunity to take the Qualifying Course locally.
The following is the information on the class, if you are interested please call John. I would also like to hear from you if you are going to take the class.
Thank you for the opportunity, I am pleased to propose a 16 hour Illinois Concealed Carry training course for the Jefferson Club of Naperville. This course will provide each student, that completes the course satisfactorily, a certificate of training to submit with their Illinois Concealed Carry License application.
Our curriculum has been certified by the Illinois State Police and is called “AHFT Concealed Carry”.
The course consists of 5 modules: (1) Firearm Safety; 2 hours (2) Basic principles of marksmanship; 3 hours (3) Care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm; 3 hours (4) All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a firearm; 4 hours (5) Weapon Handling; 4 hours
The price for your course will be $140.00 per student, with a maximum of 30 students. Payable in cash at the student’s attendance of the first module.
I recommend the modules be taken in order but they do not have to be. Schedule (subject to modification):
Module 1, Monday May 19th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Module 2, Wednesday May 21st – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Module 3, Friday May 23rd - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Module 1, 2 and 3, Saturday May 24th – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Module 4, Sunday May 25th – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Module 4, Wednesday May 28th – 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Module 5, Range to be scheduled based on availability of range and students.
We can shift to dates sooner or later based on your needs, I am flexible.
Things the student will need: A Positive Attitude
A Handgun The Handgun owner’s manual for gun used (hard or soft copy) Ammunition for Handgun used (~200 rounds)
A Concealment Garment A Strong Side Hip Holster – must cover trigger guard with gun in place (training safety issue with multiple students on the firing line). We will be pleased to teach other holster types in addition to the above on a one student on the firing line at a time basis.
Sign and date our waivers which I will be happy to provide copies of in advance;
(1) Release, Waiver, Indemnification, Hold Harmless and Assumption of Risk Agreement
(2) Safety Protocol Agreement
(3) Legal Advice Waiver
All Instructors that may help on the project are certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officers and Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms Instructors.
Thank you again for the opportunity and I look forward to working with you on this project,
John - 630-XXX-XXXX
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I swear to God. I didn’t make this up.